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Dawnny Baby
11-14-2009, 12:55 AM
Hi! I was wondering whether anyone else has had problems, as I have, getting on to AgentQuery the past two days. I find it strange that their site went kaplooey (for me, at least) on the same day that AuthorAdvance (formerly LitMatch) re-started up. Is there any connection between these two sites?

Also, does anyone have any experience with LitMatch/AuthorAdvance? Are they any good? (I had just started using AgentQuery and haven't exhausted their search engine, so haven't tried the other yet.)

Judg
11-14-2009, 02:16 AM
No connection between those two sites. I've tried LitMatch and have looked at Author Advance, but I find querytracker.net much easier to get around.

Saskatoonistan
11-14-2009, 02:23 AM
Yep there's a prob with AQ's intro page - you can backdoor through google if you know the agent you're looking for.

Sage
11-14-2009, 06:03 AM
Yeah, I'm having trouble with AQ too. If I go through my Favorites link (which is a specific agent page--glad I didn't change that), I can get in, and if I search for a specific agent, I can look up their guidelines, but if I use the genre searches (or go to the home page), it gives me an error message.

aruna
11-14-2009, 04:44 PM
I used Litmatch to track my submissions and found it dandy. I had a peek since they changed to AuthorAdvance and didn't feel much inspired to look further. Maybe later. It seems to be a lot about networking with other writers, which I don't need as I have AW.

LitMatch is better for UK writers than either Agentquery and querytracker, since it also lists UK agents which those two don't. Querytracker claims to do so and it has a few but it leaves off several of the biggest UK agents so it's not good.

Dawnny Baby
11-15-2009, 01:59 AM
Okay, thanks all! I'm glad I'm not the only one having trouble. Also good to know that Agent Query is a separate entity from Author Advance (and AQ's glitch happening at the same time as AA's startup is a coincidence). I might have to go try querytracker and learn AA's system (though, as aruna pointed out, I have AW, so I don't need a networking forum).

RBSHoo
11-18-2009, 07:46 AM
I think the new AuthorAdvance is a total disaster.

I thought the old LitMatch interface was easier to use than Querytracker, but Querytracker had better agent content and, it also has a good blog attached.

But now, I can barely make heads or tails of my submissions on litmatch/AA. Once I can update my submissions on QT, I am ditching AA.

aruna
11-18-2009, 04:43 PM
OK, I tried it out today and updated my entries. Once I got over my reservations (I hate change!) I found I liked it. Updating is easy and it looks clear and clean.
I'm glad, because for UK writers LitMatch is as far as I know the only online service of this kind. I will continue to use it.

justpat
11-18-2009, 07:41 PM
RBSHoo, Thank you for giving QueryTracker a try. Here are a few demonstration videos that may help you feel more comfortable with our interface. http://querytracker.net/videos.php

RBSHoo
11-22-2009, 09:40 AM
justpat,

thanks. I have finished moving my info over to Querytracker. Starting to get comfortable with it. Of course, I don't want to get TOO comfortable. I want to find an effing agent! And never need it again!

2Wheels
11-22-2009, 11:15 PM
I hadn't realised LitMatch had changed until I read this, as it's been a while since I last logged in. So, now it seems that the hours I spent checking agents/agencies/websites and rating them for potential seem to have been wasted, as it doesn't look as though they carried my rankings forward into the new site. Grrrr.